Questions tagged [device-administrator]

the device-administrator role gives an app elevated priviliges. Use this tag only if your question is about this role.

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How to enable device administrator for exchange after user has declined

it appears that a user has declined the device administrator prompt for an exchange email account on samsung galaxy. It doesnt prompt anymore just displays a message about requiring a device ...
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How do I avoid the server-specified security policies for my work e-mail?

When I signed into my e-mail for work (we're on Microsoft Exchange) there were a number of server-specified security policies (See below) How do I avoid these?: I just received a Nexus 7 and signed ...
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How do I remove corporate administrator settings?

I have an HTC Desire C, just a couple of weeks old. I also have a new job and decided to add my work email account via Exchange activeSync, however once it became apparent that I was giving up rights ...
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How to see the device list of a given Google account

I have many test Android devices and added my Google account to those device to reuse my application collection. Recently I often recieve payment notification via gmail for application which I really ...
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Does Android support the single-user mode runlevel?

Since Android is powered by a Linux kernel it should support booting in single-user mode. Which version of Android supports single-user mode and how is one able to start an Android device in this ...
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Cancel Exchange device administrator activation?

I was trying to add my Exchange account to my phone to confirm for a coworker that logging into the server was possible. I don't want to relinquish the device administrator controls as it's my ...
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Android 2.2 : How add device admin

I can't figure out how to add / remove device admins from my HTC Desire running Android 2.2 Where in the settings screen is this feature located ? Any help would be highly appreciated.
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Get root access without going through replacing things?

I'm totally new to rooting and I would like to simply have root access to my phone. I don't want to do any customization whatsoever to the insides of it. Is this doable? I mean like, in terms of a PC, ...
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Remotely brick a stolen phone

If my phone is lost or stolen, can I remotely and permanently brick my phone. This way, not only is my data secure, but the resale value of the phone plummets to zero. Tangential question: can apps ...
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Can an Android device be locked down by an administrator?

I would like to know if it is possible to use android devices in a work environment with restrictions on the phones usage. These phones would be given to members in the field to log data, and only ...
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Locking down an Android device?

I'm interested in locking down an Android, so the user can only access a particular app (bonus points: only allow them to access the browser app, and only allow one website from within that). How ...
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How can I uninstall Lock Screen Widget from my Nexus One?

I am trying to Lock Screen Widget, But I am getting the following error from 'adb logcat' as I uninstall it. W/PackageManager( 96): Not removing package com.droidmania.lockscreenwidget: has ...
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How can I override the Device Administrator security policy so that I can disable the lock screen?

On Android 2.2 Froyo, I added my Corporate Exchange Email account to the phone, however, the security policy set by the "Device Administrator" requires that I enter a 4-digit PIN at the lock screen ...